Children’s Eye Tests in Heathfield

Many common eye problems like short-sightedness, far-sightedness and lazy eye can be prevented by regular eye checkups. The sooner a problem is detected and addressed, the faster and more effectively it will be treated. If left undetected, your child’s eye problem may lead to permanent disabilities or defects.

How can I tell if my child has eye problems?

Some eye problems can be hard to detect, particularly if your child is unable to explain what they are experiencing. Below are some possible signs of eye problems in your child:

  • Frequent eye squinting
  • Frequent eye rubbing
  • Sitting too close to the TV or computer monitor or holding a phone, tablet or book too close
  • Closing one eye while watching TV, using the computer or reading
  • Being highly sensitive to light
  • Complaining about headaches or tired eyes
  • Having poor literacy
  • Performing poorly in school

Children’s Eye Tests in Heathfield

Children as young as three years old can start going to eye checkups to detect the onset of any problems. We at Crowborough Opticians have the expertise and the equipment to cater to the needs of children. Our team of opticians have a relaxed and friendly approach to working with kids, and we have eye charts appropriate for young children who don’t know how to read.

Fun and Durable Frames for Children

Apart from eye examinations, we also stock a range of children’s eyeglasses from the following brands:

Nike – Get durable frames from the world-renowned brand.

Fan Frames – Wear the logo of your favourite football team with unique frame designs from this brand.

OMG! – Give your child their first pair of fun eyeglasses with exciting and unique frame designs.

Accessible Eye Care in Heathfield

Crowborough Opticians accepts NHS vouchers for patients under 16 years of age. This way, your child can take advantage of free annual eye assessments. If your child ends up needing a pair of glasses, you can use the NHS vouchers for the purchase.

Visit Crowborough Opticians today for a relaxed experience.


Your child is entitled to free NHS-funded eye assessments, and we’re proud to stock frames which will suit almost any budget.

Our children’s frames include:

Nike – the world renowned sporting brand will provide you with durable frames for children, in a huge variety of styles.

Fan Frames – for the football fanatic in your life, these frames can offer 10 team designs which are sure to get your kid noticed on the terraces.

OMG! – exciting, unique designs, for a fun pair of glasses for your child.

Poor eyesight can have a dramatic effect on your child’s education, so make sure you come to us for your next appointment.

For children’s eye care with a difference, contact us on 01892 458901 or visit our practice